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I found the following in an 'old' Greek children’s book that retells the myth of Perseus and Andromeda in rhyming couplets under gaudy illustrations (lovely!). Most words are in my classical Greek dictionary but I also note the modern future particle θα (as in θα παω να φαω) as well as σε merged with the following article – στα (did that happen in ancient Greek too?). I guess it’s an example of the dreaded katharevousa, ...
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making greek flashcards on my computer

i have been wanting to make flashcards with my "before you know it" program but it only has modern greek. is there a program that will allow me to make flashcards in classical greek that has all the perks of "before you know it?"
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is Athenaze right for me?

hey guys,

i'm going into my fourth semester of Greek. in class, we'll be reading Demosthenes' On the Crown. last semester, we read Book I of the Iliad.

i've never really felt like i've had a strong grasp of Attic, and i'm thinking i'll need a refresher before we dive right into straight prose. from what i've gathered, Athenaze focuses largely on reading in Greek.

so, is Athenaze right for me?

i'd love to hear ...
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Listening to Greek

Hi guys, and Happy New Year.

I have been studying Pharr's Homeric Greek for a little while. I realized that I own Zondervan's New Testament Greek Vocabulary and I dusted it off and opened it up. It seems to have a lot of words and phrases voiced on the cd with the words printed in an accompany booklet.

So my question is…will the pronunciation found on these discs be close to that of the pronunciation ...
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Commentary on the Iliad

What are the best commentaries on the Iliad? I'm thinking of getting Willcock's 2-vol. commentary. Any good? Any suggestions?
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Il. 1.564

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ei) d' ou(/tw tou=t' e)sti\n e)moi\ me/llei** fi/lon ei)=nai:

I understand how "moi" is functioning if this is the typical usage of "philon moi" as "pleasing to me,"which is a possibility Benner admits, but he praefers taking "philon" here to mean "one's own." The translation in his commentary reads thus: "'Suppose this is as you say, 'tis my own affair, I presume.'" How is "moi" functioning if "philon" in this context means "one's own"?
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reader vs. gnt

for about a week now, i've been reading the greek instead of english in my greek english interlinear nt. i'm not sure which route to take now: invest in a gnt, or hold off for a while and get a nt reader and hone my greek skills just a little bit more. if i do get a reader, can anyone gie a recommendation? i've heard rodney decker's koine greek reader is a good choice.
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printable summary of forms


I remember when I was taking koine oh-so-long ago, someone gave me a printout of the summary of verb forms, all on one 8x14 page. I no longer know where that is... and need to review since I am trying to get back into things.

Is there anywhere online where a printable summary of verb forms can be obtained?

I don't like the way that the verb chart in Athenaze looks (not to mention ...
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Athenaze questions

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